Episode 46 : Capturing Kubrick with Dmitri Kasterine
Dmitri Kasterine was born in 1932 and was educated at Radley College, Oxfordshire. In 1961 he began his professional career as a photographer, working for publications such as Queen and The Daily Telegraph Magazine.
In 1986, he left Britain to move to the United States, which he had first visited on an assignment to photograph Mick Jagger in Los Angeles for the Radio Times. In 2000 Dmitri directed and filmed a documentary on Anthony Bourdain as he moved from chef to best-selling author and television celebrity.
Dmitri has photographed numerous cultural figures of the 20th century including Francis Bacon, William Burroughs, Johnny Cash, Roald Dahl, George Carlin David Hockney, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II. His work has been on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London and is part of their permanent collection. The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery also has six of his portraits in their permanent collection.
He had a long association with Stanley Kubrick taking stills on Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and A Clockwork Orange (1971), and this is why we wanted to speak to him…
Production Credits :
Hosted by Jason Furlong / Researched and written by Stephen Rigg, Jason Furlong and Mark Lentz / Theme written and performed by Jason Furlong / Produced and edited by Stephen Rigg / Contributions by Mark Lentz & James Marinaccio